Electronic commerce, commonly referred to as e-commerce or eCommerce, is the buying and selling of products and services through any type of online device—usually a computer, tablet, or smartphone. An e-commerce enabled website is a usually a catalog and order processing system or software which provides website based management of products, pricing, orders, customers and administration tools designed to allow users with little or no knowledge of web programming to create and manage the online business with ease. Accuraty's eCommerce projects are usually built with full CMS integration for maximum selling, marketing, search engine friendly power.
Most systems use a database to store content, media, and meta-data that might be needed by the system. A presentation layer displays the content to website visitors based on a set of templates or themes that usually allow for impressive graphic design and a very professional look and feel both on computers and mobile devices. This type of system allows for highly consistent output that is easy to adapt for viewing and purchase across a wide range of devices with large and small displays and user interfaces (UIs) that are based on keyboard, mouse, or touch interaction.
Adding and updating content is typically done through browser-based interfaces, so you can comfortably use any operating system and any browser. Unlike web-based eCommerce systems, an eCommerce enabled website CMS allows non-technical users to make changes to the website pages, products, services, prices, and manage sales, gift cards, rebates, wish lists, and dozens of other related features.